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Old 10-23-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Boosted 318IS Build Thread

So I have a 1994 318IS that I am boosting. I know a lot of guys say just swap it for a 6 but I want to be different so the build has begun. The project started on Tuesday night Oct 21st. I am going to start posting pics of progress and details on the build as it continues. Here is a pic of the car before we started. So Far the front bumper & hood have been removed along with A/C, stock fans, and exhaust. Last night the new front bumper was fitted along with the front mounted flexalite fan and we started measuring for intercooler mounting.


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Old 10-26-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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From the Gan.. nice place. Keep us posted!
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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New Pic

Just thought I would add a new pic, Electric Fan is now mounted and wired up and I have started to fab up some Intercooler brackets should have intercooler mounted tomorrow night.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:40 PM   #4
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Man you got one serious blower and intercooler there!
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:40 PM   #5
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i think thats the radiator, hehe

keep us updated!
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:00 AM   #6
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Cool

how much is it the boost costing you
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keep up with the updates
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 AM   #7
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ya thats the rad lol
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:26 AM   #8
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My dad always says, why make a slow car fast when you can make a fast car faster.

To each there own.

What turbo you going to run? what are you doing to the engine internals?
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:52 AM   #9
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I am running a Garrett GT28RS also known as the Disco Potato. I am just going to Run around 10psi on stock internals for now and then maybe build the motor next winter.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:54 AM   #10
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Good luck.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
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ah i'd like to see more pics!
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:17 PM   #12
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good stuff i got 91 e30 318is with m42 engine and im going to put a supercharger in it
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My dad always says, why make a slow car fast when you can make a fast car faster.

To each there own.

What turbo you going to run? what are you doing to the engine internals?
Because slow cars are usually lighter. Cheaper cars are more common with a wider variety of parts to choose from and there's something about a sleeper that appeals to almost anyone.
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Because slow cars are usually lighter. Cheaper cars are more common with a wider variety of parts to choose from and there's something about a sleeper that appeals to almost anyone.
Im no expert but I dont think a e36 318 has that much weight difference between say a e36 328 or m3.
Again, Im no expert but it seems that performance parts are way easier to come by for a 328 or m3 vs a 318.
Sleepers definetly are appealing, but handsdown more work/money/time is required. Whats all that worth to you?

As to your comment "slow cars are usually lighter", this makes no sence. A Toyota Echo is slower and lighter than a corolla, does this mean your going to mod the Echo because its lighter? I think the smart thing to do is choose a vehicle that shows the most potential that suits your likes and budget.

Lets be serious here. With 10psi on a stock internal e36 318, how fast do you really expect it to go? Id be shocked if it could hang with a 328 without blowing up.

To each there own.
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Im no expert but I dont think a e36 318 has that much weight difference between say a e36 328 or m3.
Again, Im no expert but it seems that performance parts are way easier to come by for a 328 or m3 vs a 318.
Sleepers definetly are appealing, but handsdown more work/money/time is required. Whats all that worth to you?

As to your comment "slow cars are usually lighter", this makes no sence. A Toyota Echo is slower and lighter than a corolla, does this mean your going to mod the Echo because its lighter? I think the smart thing to do is choose a vehicle that shows the most potential that suits your likes and budget.

Lets be serious here. With 10psi on a stock internal e36 318, how fast do you really expect it to go? Id be shocked if it could hang with a 328 without blowing up.

To each there own.
agreed man.
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